July 21 -24, 2012, Innsbruck, Austria
Alongside this year’s special focus on the Balkans given by the close affiliation with Sarajevo Film Festival, the festival programme also opens several non-competition sections. East Silver Caravan provided for the international Short Film collection – this 2012 selection includes Over and Out by a young Estonian director Toomas Järvet and a Romanian short Oxygen directed by Adina Pintilie.
Consider online programme for more information on other East European film at the festival.
Side Lõpp , Estonia, 2011, 15 min, DVD, Creative, Social Issues
Today the rescue worker Martin goes to work just like he did for the last six years. But this is not a normal day for him. It is his last day at Kolga-Jaani Command Unit. Martin and his six colleagues will lose their jobs due to a national cost-savings programme when their Command Unit in a remote Estonian settlement is closed down for good.
East Silver / East Silver Caravan 2012
Oxigen , Romania, 2010, 30 min, 35 mm, Beta SP, Digi Beta, HD, Archive , Creative, Experimental, History
Oxygen is a free re-enactment of a real case: a man who tried to cross the Danube illegally using an oxygen cylinder, to escape the communist Romania. Yet, the facts are reinterpreted in a highly subjective vision. On the border between fiction, documentary and visual art, the film depicts an emotional landscape, a man’s inner journey towards a healing hereafter. During the communist dictatorship in Romania (1945-1989), thousands of people risked their lives in the attempt to run away from the country. Despair made them invent the most incredible methods to cross the border illegally. Some of them managed to escape, but many lost their lives in these attempts.